Player wrong not to stand
“Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light?”
There is no country on earth that is perfect, the United States of America included.
When a law officer and citizen confront each other, both can make the wrong decisions, regardless of race or religion. If you’re told to raise your hands or step off the street, make the right decision or be prepared to take responsibility for making the wrong one. Police officers risk their lives every single day to bring us law and order. Can you see that by the dawn’s early light? They are not perfect. They have families, they have problems, just like the rest of us. Could you do their job by the dawn’s early light?
Playing our national anthem at sporting events is meant to honor all those that have given their lives for our country. If you are a millionaire sports figure and you can’t stand to see by the dawn’s early light, then get off the field, leave the stadium and find a better country to live in. Don’t be surprised if you have to take a reduction in pay and lose some of your freedom of speech.
Ed Walton Marysville